The jailed king of the abaThembu people will receive the commander-in-chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Saturday.

A press alert from the party said that “EFF officials led by CIC Julius Malema will pay a special visit to King Dalindyebo in prison”.


The visit will take place at East London Maximum Correctional Centre‚ where Dalindyebo was transferred to from Mthatha’s Wellington prison on Sunday.

Correctional Services officials confirmed that he is being kept in a single cell there.

Dalindyebo started his sentence late last week after Mthatha High Court Judge Nozuko Mjali dismissed his bid to extend his bail.

Dalindyebo had tried many avenues to avoid his 12-year sentence for culpable homicide‚ kidnapping and arson‚ including approaching the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal.

He also petitioned the justice minister to have his conviction overturned. This was refused.

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